News and views from the schools taking part in Roots & Shoots: Mission Possible


Posted on February 16th, 2018 by Agent Woest

It was 11 months ago that Natasha Woest designed and launched a website for the animal rescue in Mutare, Zimbabwe with an aim to educate, raise their profile and funds.  Together with the team on the ground, they created an online donation platform and linked the two.

We are so excited …

Damers First School – Prince Charles Visit

Posted on February 16th, 2018 by Agent Moore

In November 2017 Prince Charles came to our school to see all the inspiring sustainability work that we are doing as well as open our brand new school building.

He spoke to children in the kitchen garden about plastic pollution and the importance of Britain copying the Swedish plastic deposit scheme. …

Damers First School on Newsround talking about Plastic Pollution

Posted on February 16th, 2018 by Agent Moore

On Thursday 1st February four representatives from Damers Eco Crew appeared on CBBC Newsround talking about Refill Poundbury and their passion to cut down plastic to make Damers a Plastic Free School.
They have signed up to the Surfers against Sewage programme to help them do this. Damers Eco Crew have …

Amazonian Biodiversity Lesson

Posted on February 11th, 2018 by Agent Woest

Tropical Ecology is an optional module in your final year at The University of Salford when studying a Wildlife or Biology related degree.  This module incorporates a field trip to the Amazon in Brazil for two weeks to learn research skills in a tropical environment.  One week researching in the …

Willow Bank’s Roots & Shoots update

Posted on February 7th, 2018 by Agent Goode

At the start of this academic year here at Willow Bank Children’s Hospital School we got two new members to the team ‘Doris’ and ‘Mable’ tow Guinea Pigs, and the students and staff where all extremely excited about it.

At Willow Bank we work with students aged between 11-16 years old …

Appleshaw Green Ambassadors

Posted on February 5th, 2018 by Agent Hickman

Appleshaw Green Ambassadors is a weekly lunchtime club run by children in Years 4 and 6 for children in Year 2.

Club Leaders Dottie, Daisy and Emma say: “We started the club because we were concerned about how many animals were endangered. It all began when one lunchtime we were …

Abbots Langley School joins Roots & Shoots: Mission Possible

Posted on February 5th, 2018 by Agent Turffrey

Abbots Langley School in Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire joined Roots & Shoots: Mission Possible today.

You can see where Abbots Langley School is on a map and read about their local environment here.

We say no to plastic straws!

Posted on February 5th, 2018 by Agent Rix

We have been supporting  the children to understand the damage plastic straws can do. As our children are only three and four, we have to use appropriate images and arrange activities that encourage understanding. We use large containers of milk, so we limit waste and do not need …

Special Visit to Clarence House

Posted on February 5th, 2018 by Agent Moore

Four children from Damers First School have just been on a very exciting trip to London to celebrate Damers Eco Crew’s achievement of winning two National Young Enterprise Awards for their unique, environmentally friendly, multi-purpose cleaning product ‘Spick ‘n’ Span’. The day was organised by Mark …

Damers First School – New Allotment Area in School Grounds

Posted on February 5th, 2018 by Agent Moore

Our gardening volunteers worked really hard over half term to transform our gardens so the children can plant winter crops that  hopefully will be ready to harvest in March and April. Our allotment patch has had a makeover during the holidays. A team that included Mr Davis, Marcus …

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